Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Look what I'm Flipping Over!



I got my Flip For Decorating book in the mail today. This was my giveaway from Jamilyn and it really is fantastic! If you have a chance, go check it out!

The Genius behind this book is Elizabeth Mayhew. One of the things I love about this book is if you flip through the pages with your thumb you will see a room from beginning to end. Do you remember making those books as a kid with say, a kid on a bike and if you flip through it really fast you see him riding and them falling off. I think most of us thought that was the funniest thing, am I right? Well this is kind of like that but with furniture and no one is falling down, unless you draw a woman falling off the couch because she has had one too many cocktails! Oops, there I go again, digressing or maybe wishing, but that would be pretty funny!

In this book you will learn how to pick key pieces of furniture and how to place them in your room. She then will give you a lessen on picking the right accessories for that room. If you need help learning how to pick the right paint colors, you'll find that in there. And if you thought that was it, she will even teach you how to choose the right window treatment for your windows, and how to scale down on collections. Wow, every time I turn a page I am even more impressed with what I find.

Here are a few pictures of a living room starting from the furniture placement! Now if you excuse me, I need to pour me a Margarita and get flipping! After all, it is Cinco De Mayo!







13 comments:

Home's Where My Heart Is said...

What a neat book!
Thanks for your comments today. It is so sad, isn't it, that we can't find appropriate clothes for our kids? Can you say burlap sacks? And yes, I loved Grace's expression, too. She was mortified when she saw that "thing". :)

Jenglamgirl said...

HOW FUN! I would love to flip through a book like that. What a fab. win! ;) Have a great day, Jenn

Mandi said...

Megan you must know that I ADORE THAT MOLDING IN THAT HOUSE!!

Agnes said...

Love it!

Kerry said...

That sounds like flipping too much hard work to me! Just joking...great concept..serious decorating that takes you back to your childhood!

Janna said...

I think you need to take the reins and have a go at my house ms. decorating diva!

Sue said...

I LOVE decorating books! I'm going to have to go check this one at Borders!! Thanks for the sneak preview!
Take care, Sue

Acanthus and Acorn said...

My kids gave me this book for x-mas and it is so fun with some good tips...enjoy!

Julie@beingRUBY said...

Hey Megan
What a great win.. that book looks terrific... I love that ottoman in the image... can you just flip it over to my place?... have a great day.. xx Julie

Vintage Sassy said...

Ok just from what you shown, I have got to get this book!

Let us know if it inspires you to flip a room up.

Living It At Home said...

Megan~ thanks for the mention and I am so glad that you are having fun with this book. When I got mine, I sat down and read it from front to back. You did a great post on it and I am sure it will inspire everyone to run out and buy it!

xojamilyn

Room to Inspire said...

Looks like a great book - thanks for sharing! And here is to another margarita!

Chelsea

Kim said...

Just found your blog. I NEED that book! I just blogged about a wall in my house that has been painted with 2 colors for over a month now because I can't decide on a color!

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